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arizonaprinc...

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 21:19
Does anyone know what the net cals on the very end of the diet calender means??
Evil_Angel_S...

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 21:30
That's your calorie deficeit, it shows for each day if you enter in exercise.
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arizonaprinc...

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 22:22
So then I burned 5434 calories this week??
Evil_Angel_S...

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 23:57
No, that's the additional calories, or the deficeit, you burned since the 11th. In total you've burn 11025 calories since the 11th.
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arizonaprinc...

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 00:11
I am SO confused!! Lol
kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 08:38
Matt is right, FS does overestimate calorie burn from regular activities like Desk Work, Driving, etc. For me, even if I leave the defaults for Sleeping & Resting then add intentional exercise only, the total comes out rather high. I have a BodyMedia Fit activity monitor that tells me more precisely what I burn throughout the day so that's how I know. I've found the WebMD diet calculator to be closer to what I truly burn, & others have said Fitday is good too, so it wouldn't hurt to check those out.

I think in general, if your calories stay around 1500 & you exercise 30-60 min a day, you're just fine.

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ColetteD

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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 09:31
I am all for counting my net carbs, but this is getting to be difficult figuring out RDI's and RMR's and calories. Why can't we just keep track of the amount of protein and net carbs we eat? It is so much easier just to build around the 12-15 base veggie carbs and build around that. I spent most of last night tweaking and plugging in my food plan for today to make sure I get the right amount of calories and to stay in the right % of fats, carbs and proteins, so I can lose.

Colette
kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 09:52
You're right Colette, it's hard to keep track of all of those things so most of us don't, lol. Basically every "diet" tracks 1 or more (not ALL) of those things, & since this site isn't specific to any one diet that's why tracking for all is available. Personally I only keep track of calories & just try to eat lots of veggies, lean meats & fiber. I don't actively try to hit certain numbers with the other stats apart from trying to keep sodium & fat lower. For diets like Atkins, the carb & protein numbers are the focus, not the calories. You'll drive yourself nuts trying to manage all of them at once, so it's just a matter of deciding what method will work best for you & focus on the few numbers that go along with that.

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2013: still up from 1/1, but coming back down...
2010: 50.4 lbs lost | 2011:17 lbs lost | 2012: 1 lb gained
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sherilyn70

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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 10:41
ColetteD wrote:
I am all for counting my net carbs, but this is getting to be difficult figuring out RDI's and RMR's and calories. Why can't we just keep track of the amount of protein and net carbs we eat? It is so much easier just to build around the 12-15 base veggie carbs and build around that. I spent most of last night tweaking and plugging in my food plan for today to make sure I get the right amount of calories and to stay in the right % of fats, carbs and proteins, so I can lose.

Colette


That works (to some extent) if you're on Atkins. However this is not an Atkins site and is for all diets. I'm on Nutrisystem. I really don't "count" anything since it's about servings. I just make sure I get everything I'm supposed to eat in for the day and keep an eye on the calories in each food to make sure they meet the guidelines for fat/protein/carbs I have been given.
ColetteD

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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 11:29
Thanks Kat. I think I will just keep track of the protien, carbs and the fats. Seems to be simpler.
karbear45

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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 13:51
Collette, it looks like you are doing just fine. I'll give you a tip though - an easy way to see that you are getting your 12 - 15 net carbs of vegetables in each day is to list them under snack, regardless of when you eat them. You can put any non-vegetable snacks elsewhere.
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ColetteD

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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 14:33
Thanks Karbear. That is a good tip. I think I will do that from now on.
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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 15:02
Hey AP, I did this real quick to try to explain it. Color coded so RED is food, BLUE is calories burned and GREEN is deficit. Let us know if you still have questions!

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